Overseas Silver Coins via DHL

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  1. Lord_Dudley

    Lord_Dudley Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hi Stackers.

    I am thinking of getting my collection of numismatic silver (spanish and asian) coins sent via DHL from overseas. Any advice on what to declare and $ values to volunteer. It is about 750 grams (25 - 30 coins). I've received silver via Ebay overseas b4. I paid the gst on the total check out price (postage + item price). And that was it. Anything different with DHL?
    Thanks in advance.

    LD
     
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    You should try Fed Ex.
    They may ship them.
    DHL and Fed Ex shipping cost not that far different.
     
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    Lord_Dudley Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks buddy.

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    bubblebobble2 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    FEDEx has zillions of paperwork... Have tried them... Worthwhile if coins are what you wanted...

    Still can send coins via DHL, but if they found out, coins would be confiscated
     
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    Golden ChipMunk Well-Known Member

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    The most about 10 x pages. Plus Passport copies.
     
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    Golden ChipMunk Well-Known Member

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    other than that get @ToDaMoon to do them.....
    He send with The Book :D
     
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    First rule - never declare full value, or they will go at you with no vaso. Declare miniscule, insignificant value of sample "medals" or "tokens". Around $3 per piece should do it.
    For me, I send UPS, because my brother-in-law works for them on this side, and can magically make any duties disappear on any package I have trouble with.
     
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    bubblebobble2 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    custom may get you on mis-info and they have the right to confiscate parcel due to this...

    your call.
     
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    DHL Express will happily ship coins. The other DHL probably won't. They are experts in losing shit.
     
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    Gambled on FedEx. Declared $100 worth of medals and pins.
    500 grams ( spanish pesetas, USPI coins) on its way.
     
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    bubblebobble2 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Good luck bro.... I know FEDEx opens parcels that they have questions in declared value
     
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    I sent a parcel of snacks / gifts to a relative in the UK. Total value was about $40. The UK customs held the package for a month then requested about 10 GPB in customs. By that time my relative had already moved out of UK, and the snacks would have spoiled. So they sent the package back to me.

    Seems like every country around the world is now closing in on small value imports.
     
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